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Larson is located in Itasca County, Minnesota. This lake is 203 acres in size. It is approximately 177 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill and Northern Pike.
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Larson.
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Larson Lake is located 13 miles east of Effie, MN in the Big Fork River watershed. The lake has a surface area of 198 acres and a maximum depth of 177 feet. Larson Lake is in ecological lake class #23. Other area lakes in this class include Antler, Caribou and Thistledew Lakes. There is a public access on the west shore at the DNR campground. The current lake management plan lists splake and brown trout as the primary species of management. Splake have been stocked in Larson Lake since 1988. The current state record splake (13 lbs. 5.4 oz.) was caught from the lake during the winter of 2001. In 2007, a total of 41 splake were caught in gill nets for a catch rate of 6.8/net. This is well above the 2002 catch rate of 1.3/net and the management plan goal of 2.0/net. By comparing the length-frequency distribution of sampled splake against the alternate year stocking regime, it was determined that most of the splake (75.6%) were stocked in the fall of 2006. These age 1+ fish ranged from 7 to 11 inches. The remaining splake ranged from 16 to 24 inches and were attributed to the 2004 and 2002 stockings. Brown trout yearlings were stocked in the spring of 2005 and 2007. Only one brown trout (17.8 inches) was sampled in the 2007 assessment, indicating poor survival. Rainbow trout were stocked as recently as 2003, but none were sampled in this assessment. Previous surveys indicated poor returns from rainbow trout stocking efforts. Larson Lake was chemically reclaimed in 1966 to remove undesirable species. Several undesirable species have become re-established in the lake since that time. Similar to the previous two assessments, the 2007 gill-net catch rate for yellow perch was high at 33.8/net. Perch sampled in this assessment were small, ranging from 6.1 to 9.8 inches, with an average length of 7.2 inches. Yellow perch are thought to be a competitor with stream trout in lakes since they both utilize invertebrates as a primary prey source. Other species sampled in this assessment included black bullhead, golden shiner, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish and white sucker.
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